Both Chelsea and Manchester United recorded big 4-2 wins at the weekend with Di Matteo’s side hammering local neighbours Tottenham and United beating Stoke at Old Trafford. Manchester City left it late but they remain four points behind Chelsea after coming from behind to beat West Brom 2-1.
Reading and QPR both remain winless after the Royals were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool and Rangers drew 1-1 with Everton. Swansea picked up their first win in six beating Wigan 2-1 and Fulham continued their good form at home getting a late 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.
Elsewhere Southampton got thumped by West Ham 4-1 at Upton Park, Sunderland and Newcastle drew 1-1 in a fiery North-East derby and Norwich sprang a surprise by beating Arsenal 1-0 at Carrow Road.
McLaren are looking to reunite with Honda ahead of the 2013 Formula 1 season. McLaren had been getting their engines for free from Mercedes but will not fork out the £8million Mercedes are looking for next year.
McLaren and Honda dominated the sport in the late 1980s and early 1990s and the deal could pave the way for a realistic title challenge from Jenson Button.
Racing today comes from Pontefract, Windsor, Plumpton and Tipperary.
The Sun newspaper’s leading tipster Templegate has been studying the card and his nap of the day runs in the 3.50pm at Pontefract which is a listed stakes race.
‘Oasis Cannes looks a picture in this race. He made all in a Newmarket nursery before finishing second in a French listed race. The winner went on to be placed in a Group 1 on Arc day at Longchamp’.